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    Above is a link to a Sophos doc that has some interesting comments. Not all the time is it the app developers who are at fault, but sometimes third party addons.
    however the blame seems to point back to google for not tightening the security issues.
    I'm not pointing the finger at any one company or app but in today's world we all know that privacy and security are not what they used to be or should be.
    Being paranoid about what we write or say that someone is reading or listening goes a long to show that no medium is safe unless the average person wants to spend lots of dollars which they can't afford for privacy.
    Even snail mail can be compromised, I understand where nomeat is coming from, but as a society we give up the right to privacy when we want to be part of and are part of any community.

    How to stop being looked at - live in a bubble or be dead



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    Quote Originally Posted by efab View Post
    Not all the time is it the app developers who are at fault, but sometimes third party addons.
    That is what people should be getting told - be wary of who and what your third-party apps are doing.

    Itís not just an issue faced by Google, but providers of everything, be it emails, online storage, etc. Google/Microsoft/etc services are used by millions (billions?) of people, and their privacy statement are generally well known.

    The same canít be said for small third-party apps (and their add-ons) that are given access by a user.

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    You know ive never really worried about search advertising, and how my data gets tracked until the Facebook thing came out. I watched this vid about how they people called attention engineers and many other morally questionable tatics anyway this is what got me to take note of my search ads now i can understand how my ads are being changed and derived from lets say google searches, but when i have emails or whatsapp concerning a discussion on grammar and then start getting grammarly ads i also wonder if our just how much data are we giving away.

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    If you want it secret then tell no-one
    The old saying 'the only way 2 people can keep a secret is if 1 of them is dead'

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